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Grim Tuesday (The Keys to the Kingdom)
by Garth Nix | Teens
Registered by vampirequeen of Coventry, West Midlands United Kingdom on 7/6/2007
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by Mochagirl): travelling


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4 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by vampirequeen from Coventry, West Midlands United Kingdom on Friday, July 06, 2007

3 out of 10

From Amazon- Synopsis
Second title in Garth Nix's gripping new fantasy adventure series. Arthur Penhaligon didn't think he would ever have to return to the strange house that nearly killed him on Monday -- the house that contains a fantastical and sinister realm inside. But the next day brings new challenges -- in the form of an enemy named Grim Tuesday, who threatens the safety of both Arthur's family and his world. Arthur must retrieve the Second Key from Grim Tuesday in order to save everything -- an adventure that will force him to steal a Sunship, survive a very weird work camp, befriend a bearlike spirit and fight the void Nithlings. Even after all that, he will still have to venture into the scary Far Reaches for an ultimate showdown.
 


Journal Entry 2 by vampirequeen from Coventry, West Midlands United Kingdom on Thursday, January 31, 2008

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My first bookring/spiral. Monday and Wednesday being passed along too.
LeishaCamden
KiwiinEngland
Mochagirl
-Back to me if no-one else wants to join. 


Journal Entry 3 by vampirequeen from Coventry, West Midlands United Kingdom on Thursday, January 31, 2008

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Finally sent off 30/1/08
Sorry its taken so long! I had limited funds. But I have my money back now. So it is off! 


Journal Entry 4 by LeishaCamden from Alna bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Tuesday, February 05, 2008

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The second Key to the Kingdom is here. :-)

No worries about taking a little while to send this, vampirequeen - I always have plenty of books to read ... ! ;-) At the moment I have two ring/ray books that I am reading and two more (short ones) waiting to be read - whew! - so this may take a little time, but I will definitely read it as soon as I can. I'll journal again when I've read the book. 


Journal Entry 5 by LeishaCamden from Alna bydel, Oslo fylke Norway on Friday, February 22, 2008

9 out of 10

I've read this book now, February 15th through 17th. (I went to visit my grandmother and took the book with me ... there's nothing quite like a five hour bus ride (each way) to get a book read ... !)

Like the first one this was an entertaining read. Well written. The action in this book is even more breakneck than in the first - it never stops! :-D I really felt for Arthur who had to go through all that. But like his creator he never gives up. ;-) I think the setting in this series is so well worked out and so thoroughly 'designed', I'm really impressed with Nix on that score. It's some of his best work that I've read. The storyline (so far, of course - I hope it stays the course) is very cohesive and credible. Overall an improvement over the first one even though that too was definitely a good book. Again I am not in the target audience but still found this a very enjoyable read.

Thanks for sharing, vampirequeen! :-)

I'll PM KiwiinEngland to confirm the address and then send it on as soon as. :-) 


Journal Entry 6 by LeishaCamden at To the next reader in By mail, Book Spiral -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, February 27, 2008

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Released 9 yrs ago (2/27/2008 UTC) at To the next reader in By mail, Book Spiral -- Controlled Releases

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The book's on its way to Ireland! Have fun, KiwiinEngland, I'm looking forward to hearing what you think! :-) 


Journal Entry 7 by kiwiinengland from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Friday, March 07, 2008

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Caught!! I'm having a run of Garth Nix books at the moment, this will be my fourth this year. But I am really enjoying them all so am looking forward to reading this.

Thanks for the postcard :) 


Journal Entry 8 by kiwiinengland from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Tuesday, April 01, 2008

9 out of 10

Very enjoyable. I liked the concept of Tuesday (although I didn't like Tuesday himself), and am looking forward to how each day is such a different character. The mine, the enforced workers, the steam and decay made great imagery.

The ending definately set up the next book, and we were introduced to a day further on in the week as well.

I wonder if Arthur's injuries will be sorted out by Wednesday!??!

Awaiting confirmation of address to send on. 


Journal Entry 9 by kiwiinengland from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Saturday, April 05, 2008

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Posted on fifth April 2008 to next participant 


Journal Entry 10 by Mochagirl from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Thursday, April 10, 2008

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Received today - will read and return to vampirequeen within the next few days. 


Journal Entry 11 by Mochagirl from Sydney, New South Wales Australia on Thursday, July 10, 2008

7 out of 10

Eeek! Sorry for the delay. VQ told me I could hang onto it and wild-release it rather than posting it on, and I got lazy and didn't even journal it (and even after KiwiinEngland's message a couple of weeks ago, I didn't get motivated). My sincere apologies to all ring members.

I don't think I enjoyed this one quite as much as Mister Monday - it was lacking some of the drama of the first, I think. However, I did enjoy the way Nix built on Arthur's knowledge from the first book, and developed Arthur's understanding of the House. I was also glad he didn't succumb to what must have been the temptation to make the key all-powerful.

I think one of the reasons I haven't wild-released this yet is because I want to be sure it will be picked up, and of course, there's never a guarantee of that! But I might leave it in a coffee shop near where I live. There are a lot of tourists around at the moment, so if one of them picks it up, who knows where it will end up?

I just had a look at the JEs for Drowned Wednesday and I'm definitely looking forward to it - sounds like the drama picks up again. 


Journal Entry 12 by Mochagirl at Sainsbury's Westgate in Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Sunday, July 13, 2008

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Released 9 yrs ago (7/13/2008 UTC) at Sainsbury's Westgate in Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom

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Left in the chocolate section. 


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